Saturday, 5 April 2014

Fibonacci Twist - A Work in Progress

While making Innocence Lost, Courage Found, I kept thinking that the Fibonacci sequence (related to the Golden Ratio) depicted in tile formation could be a cool quilt design. Wouldn't using the Golden Ratio as the founding design principle for a quilt almost automatically assure success? I wasn't interested in the spiral or conch shell look so much, but the graphic look of the square tiles.

I also thought it might be neat to play with complementary contrast and colour ratio (i.e. 1:3 yellow to purple, etc).

I made two blocks using the Fibonacci sequence up to 13 again and rotated one of them to get this:


Hmm, it has potential, but it needs more and I'm not sure quite what yet. Something to balance the colour ratios? Using the Golden Ratio is not so easy. LOL! Thoughts? 

18 comments:

  1. I came up with a similar pattern when playing with Fibonacci! Except mine was a quilt that was basically one giant of your blocks. I never actually made it; just played around with my graph paper and colored pencils. I also thought it needed "something", but sometimes I think the beauty of it is in the simplicity.

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  2. I love it!! Fantastic color choices. I really want to make something similar, and then add the curved line spiralling out...and then I don't know, haha.

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  3. Too much maths!! Glad you gave the links because I thought it was some geeky show or game reference! Oh wait isn't maths the original geek subject?! ;-) I think the simple pattern would be perfect to quilt some of those conch shell shapes on? I agree about balancing the colours out and shall be waiting to see what you do x

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  4. Lots of thought went into following that Fibonacci thingy, and your blocks do look great in those solids. But I agree... it does 'need something'. Have you considered not joining the blocks, but framing them or placing them in an improv setting instead? Just a thought!

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  5. I think it would look great with matchstick quilting in contrasting colours! The math stuff is too much for me to think about! I'll wait for your pattern and then test it for you! LOL!

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  6. I think it looks beautiful. Maybe put a yellow border around it to make it sunny and not loose your dimensions when you finish it?

    Great Job!

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  7. I think a quilt made with one such sequence would be strikingly beautiful.
    It's probably worth making a second block with an anti-clockwise spiral arrangement and pairing them (mirror image) rather than pairing identical blocks, and focusing the quilting on the Fibonacci spiral.

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  8. Cool! But no idea, lol.

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  9. I like it! I wonder if you quilt it entirely with radiating curved lines from the initial tiny purple center, how it will affect the flow.

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  10. quilt it with the Fibonacci spiral

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  11. Fibonacci must be in the air this spring, Messygoat has just finished a fibonacci quilt too. I love how beautiful this block looks, the proportions are clearly comfortable for our eyes.

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  12. Thanks for the shout-out, Leanne! Here's the link to the one I just finished... http://messygoat.com/2014/03/30/fibonacci-squared

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  13. Thanks for the shout-out, Leanne! Here's the link to the one I just finished... http://messygoat.com/2014/03/30/fibonacci-squared

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  14. I think Fibonacci sequence will be the theme in modern quilting this year. My friend and i have been working on a new pattern using this concept and are struggling to find the right fabrics to make it pop! Yours looks great in solids!

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  15. Love this! I have been playing around with an idea for a quilt filled with circles and now I think I'm going to try Fibonacci as the base for the diameters. Wonder what that will turn out like!

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  16. I definitely like the solids for this. I think "that something missing" might just be the quilting. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do, with it.

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  17. The math is definitely beyond me, but I really like the quilt. I agree, it needs quilting.

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